Pronunciation: flăg
v. i.1.To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
[imp. & p. p. Flagged (flăgd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flagging (flăg"gĭng).]
2.To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the strength flags.
The pleasures of the town begin to flag.
- Swift.
v. t.1.To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
2.To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
n.1.That which flags or hangs down loosely.
2.A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; - commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.
3.(Zool.) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
4.(Zool.) One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; - called also flag feather.
Black flag
See under Black.
Flag captain
etc., special officers attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer.
Flag officer
the commander of a fleet or squadron; an admiral, or commodore.
Flag of truse
a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile.
Flag share
the flag officer's share of prize money.
Flag station
(Railroad) a station at which trains do not stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or waved.
National flag
a flag of a particular country, on which some national emblem or device, is emblazoned.
Red flag
a flag of a red color, displayed as a signal of danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists.
To dip, the flag
to mlower it and quickly restore it to its place; - done as a mark of respect.
To hang out the white flag
to ask truce or quarter, or, in some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a white flag.
To hang the flag half-mast high
to raise it only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign of mourning.
To strike the flag
to haul it down, in token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of surrender.
Yellow flag
the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious disease is on board.
v. t.1.To signal to with a flag or by waving the hand; as, to flag a train; also used with down; as, to flag down a cab.
2.To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
3.To decoy (game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.
n.1.(Bot.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
Cooper's flag
the cat-tail (Typha latifolia), the long leaves of which are placed between the staves of barrels to make the latter water-tight.
Corn flag
See under 2d Corn.
Flag broom
a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or rushes.
Flag root
the root of the sweet flag.
Sweet flag
See Calamus, n., 2.
v. t.1.To furnish or deck out with flags.
n.1.A flat stone used for paving.
2.(Geol.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
v. t.1.To lay with flags of flat stones.
Noun1.flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
2.flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
3.flag - a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
Synonyms: signal flag
4.flag - a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
Synonyms: masthead
5.flag - flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
Synonyms: pin
6.flag - stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
Synonyms: flagstone
7.flag - a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
Verb1.flag - communicate or signal with a flag
2.flag - provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
3.flag - droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
Synonyms: droop, sag, swag
4.flag - decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
5.flag - become less intense
1.(programming)flag - A variable or quantity that can take on one of two values; a bit, particularly one that is used to indicate one of two outcomes or is used to control which of two things is to be done. "This flag controls whether to clear the screen before printing the message." "The program status word contains several flag bits." See also hidden flag, mode bit.
2.flag - command line option.
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Flag broom
flag captain
Flag Day
flag down
flag of truce
Flag of truse
flag officer
flag rank
Flag root
Flag share
flag smut
flag smut fungus
Flag station
flag stop
flag waving
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